Sanctity of Life

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Request a copy View in PDF One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of [...]

2018-11-13T18:47:09+00:00November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00March 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

My Jihad

by Habeeba Husain When looking up common misconceptions about Islam, “jihad” is most certainly on the list. The Arabic word jihad is often used as a substitute for “holy war” with images of breaking news broadcasts and capitalized red alerts coming into mind. Despite how widely this depiction of [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|


In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a larger, more encompassing root word ‘j-h-d’ [...]

2018-01-28T09:27:20+00:00November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Disability in Islam

By Saulat Pervez The Treatment of Handicapped People in Islam In our everyday lives, we often encounter handicapped people. Whether we stop to chat with them or not, many of us find ourselves thanking God for creating us free of disabilities while simultaneously uttering a prayer for them. Interestingly enough [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00December 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Unite At Saudi Conference To Condemn Islamic State

VIENNA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by jihadi militants such as Islamic State (IS) at a Saudi-backed conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity. Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Jihad Explained

By M. Amir Ali, Ph.D.,Published by The Institute of Islamic Information & Education In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word "jihad" means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense, a student struggles and strives to get an education and pass course work; [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00November 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

ISIS says Islam justifies slavery – what does Islamic law say?

By Professor Bernard Freamon In the past few months, the world has witnessed horrific accounts of the enslavement of thousands of innocent Yazidis and other religious minorities by ISIS partisans in Iraq and Syria. In a recent article in its online English-language magazine, ISIS ideologues offered legal justifications for the enslavement [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00November 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

A Muslim View on Respecting Life

By Suzy Ismail Life’s fragility should remind us of the greatness of God, and the goodness of God’s creation should inspire us to respect life. Adapted from remarks made in the Princeton University Chapel for Respect Life Sunday.   In a world preoccupied with material wealth and convenience, the [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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